Boy with missing intestine: Lagos Assembly begins probe

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Governor Sanwo-Olu with the boy missing intestine

The Lagos State House of Assembly has launched an investigation into the alleged organ harvesting case involving a 12-year-old boy named Master Adebola, who is missing his small intestine.

An ad hoc committee, appointed by Speaker Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, is tasked with uncovering the facts surrounding this disturbing incident.

The committee includes the Majority Leader, Noheem Adams as Chairman, Hon. Temitope Adewale, Hon. Steve Ogundipe, Hon. Surajudeen Tijani, and Hon. Lawal Aina Musibau.

In announcing the investigation, Speaker Obasa emphasised the importance of having a robust system in place to address challenges that may affect institutions within the state. He stressed that it was crucial to uncover the truth behind this alarming incident.

Deputy Whip of the House, Hon. David Setonji, expressed gratitude to Obasa for bringing this grave matter to the attention of the legislative body.

“We need to look more into the health sector of the state, Setonji said.

He noted that the House had taken pragmatic steps to pass a law on organ harvesting and that the law has an important role to play in the progress of the state.

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On his part, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu noted the importance of the law on organ transplant, adding that organ theft is another area that can be looked into.

Urging the House to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the case, Hon. Olanrewaju Afinni recalled how, through an ad hoc committee, the House had been able to unearth more information concerning the elevator accident that killed a medical doctor some weeks ago.

Hon. Sa’ad Olumo applauded the courage exhibited by the mother of the boy for calling the attention of Nigerians to her plight.

Contributing, Hon. Desmond Elliot commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for displaying a sense of true humanity and service. He supported the probing of the issue, adding, “We have so many people who cannot speak out. Thank God the woman did.”

Also, Hon. Oladipo Ajomale, who appreciated the Speaker for sharing the video of the woman’s cry with all the lawmakers at the weekend, also appreciated the Governor for visiting the patient.

He urged the National Assembly and other state legislatures to ensure implementable laws on organ harvesting.

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